The VMY International Council will hold its annual meeting on January 13-17, 2017 in Madrid. This will be the second meeting of the present Council elected by the General Assembly in Salamanca last July 2015.
On this occasion, they will discuss important issues of the Association together with volunteers from the International Secretariat.
This year's meeting will be graced by the presence of the Superior General and Director General of VMY, Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM. Also with him is the Director General of the Congregation of the Mission, Fr. Aaron Gutiérrez, CM.
On January 12, Thursday, a day prior to the meeting, Father Tomaž will celebrate the Holy Eucharist with the Vincentian Family at the Basilica de la Milagrosa in Madrid.
After the International Council meeting, the councilors will send an inspirational letter to the VMY countries.
Photo: International Council and the International Secretariat during the 2015 Council Meeting.
From left to right: Above - André Peixoto (volunteer for the Portuguese-speaking countries), Rafael Cruz (Counselor for America), Bienvenue Fouda (Counselor for África), Fr. Gregory Gay (previous Superior General and Director of VMY), Ricardo Ferreira (Counselor for Europe), Yancarlos Carrasco (International Presidente), Fr. Irving Amaro (Subdirector Director General of VMY).
Down - Sister Bernadita Garcia (International Delegate), Sister Carmen Perez (Representative of the Mother General to the Council), Karina Mena (previous Spanish-speaking countries).